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AUVSI 2016: Future army kit to be optionally-manned

4th May 2016 - 16:45 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in New Orleans

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Future procurements of vehicles or aircraft by the US Army will likely include the requirement that they have optionally-manned or robotic capabilities, the general responsible for defining the future direction of the army has said.

Speaking to Shephard at Xponential, General David Perkins, commanding general of US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) said the army would in the future require a platform that could be manned or unmanned ‘depending on the situation’. 

‘If you have a situation where you need that cognitive ability, you could man it, if not, it’s unmanned,’ he explained. ‘We are looking for, not …

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